EVENT: Collaborating across EU Projects for Nature-Based Solutions

UKGBC is convening an EU funded project focusing on urban nature-based solutions to facilitate shared learning and overcome common challenges.
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October 1, 2020





** Please note: due to the coronavirus outbreak, this event has been postponed until Autumn 2020, date TBC. **

Within the UK alone, there are numerous EU projects all pushing for the same outcome: to increase the development of nature-based solutions in the urban environment. However, the majority of these projects are disconnected from each other. This event aims to bring these projects together to share key learnings, make valuable connections, and tackle common challenges.

This event will showcase different EU projects and facilitate collaborative workshops to address these shared challenges.

UKGBC and 11 other partners have been collaborating on IGNITION, a ground-breaking project that aims to develop innovative financing solutions for increasing investment in Greater Manchester’s natural environment. This investment will help build the city region’s ability to adapt to the increasingly extreme impacts of climate change. The project, backed by €4.5 million from the EU’s Urban Innovation Actions initiative, brings together 12 partners from local government, universities, NGOs and business. The project’s aim is to develop the first financing model of its kind that enables major investment in large-scale environmental projects which increase climate resilience. By 2038, this will enable an increase in Greater Manchester’s urban green infrastructure coverage by 10% from a 2018 baseline.

If you are working on an EU funded project or are keen to learn more about IGNITION, then please email Robert Winch about attending.